Hermes slaying the giant Argus Panoptes. Note the eyes covering Argus' body. Io as a cow stands in the background

In mythology, Io turned into a cow and gave name to the Bosporus straits, by her crossing. Bosporus means cow ford and Jacksonville was known as a cow ford. One of my characters uses Io, as a model, so I place her in cow related places.related to cows. America’s cattle industry began in, St. Augustine and that is where she will first be found in this novel.

She’ll probably end in Punta Rassa, eventually, because that’s where they shipped the cattle to Cuba. Arcadia, Immokalee, Kissimmee, Payne’s Prairie and Lake Wales were the other big cattle areas. I may have missed one, but making this post forces me to focus of the list. I also need to remember to my Hermes allusion.

Picture from Wikimedia with the following credits:

Description: English: Drawing of an image from a 5th century BCE Athenian red-figure vase depicting Hermes slaying the giant Argus Panoptes. Note the eyes covering Argus’ body. Io as a cow stands in the background. Date: 1890

Source: http://www.minervaclassics.com/Hermes_Io_Argos_Roscher.jpg, “Ausführliches Lexikon der Griechischen und Römischen Mythologie”, published 1890

Author: Wilhelm Heinrich Roscher

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